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1 South Africa - A publisher s perspective STM/PASA conference 11 June, 2012, Cape Town Mayur Amin, SVP Research & Academic Relations 0

2 As a science information company, we have a unique vantage point on research In one year we see (as an industry): over 3.5 million articles submitted, over 1.7 million articles published, 30 million readers, over 2 billion article downloads, 30 million article citations 1

3 Transitioning to content + solutions Today: Scientific information solutions 1665: First peerreviewed journal Services Insight Derived content Decision Support Tools E-distribution High quality science content

4 Topics 1. Broad changes in the research landscape 2. South Africa s research Research outputs Quality of research outputs Collaboration

5 Research has become complex and interlinked Mutation or Overexpression EGFR HER2 VEGFR PDGFR IGF1R RAS Mutation Mutation PI3K RAS* Raf Mutation MEK1,2 mtor MEK Pathway AKT ERK1,2 AKT Pathway Cancer Proliferation / Survival From the simple...

6 Research has become complex and interlinked... to the very complex

7 Collaboration has become important From individual research

8 Collaboration has become important... to co-working

9 Collaboration has become important 3,222 authors 208 institutes 37 countries... to hyper-collaboration

10 Content has become interactive and actionable From static

11 Content has become interactive and actionable to very interactive

12 Disseminating content has become virtual SciVerse ScienceDirect >10,000,000 articles >19,000,000 images >25,000 videos >15,000 books ~10,000 users / minute ~800 searches / minute ~20 article downloads / second From physical distribution... to super computers

13 Today s discussion 1. Broad changes in the research landscape 2. South Africa s research Research outputs Quality of research outputs Collaboration

14 R&D funding vs. outputs Articles published, ,000,000 LOGARITHMIC SCALES United States China 100,000 10,000 1,000 Algeria United Kingdom Canada France Italy Spain Australia India Brazil Korea Netherlands Russian Federation Turkey Switzerland Poland Sweden Belgium Denmark Iran Israel Greece Czech Republic Austria Finland Norway Hong Kong New Zealand Portugal Singapore Mexico Argentina South Africa Ireland Thailand Hungary Egypt Romania Ukraine Chile Malaysia Slovakia Slovenia Pakistan Serbia Bulgaria Croatia Tunisia Saudi Arabia Colombia Lithuania Estonia Kuwait Indonesia Philippines Cyprus Uruguay Iceland Peru Armenia Ethiopia Sri Lanka Morocco Belarus Germany Japan ,000 10, ,000 1,000,000 Gross Expenditure on R&D ($Millions) 13

15 Articles accepted for publication Elsevier 70,000 65,000 Asia Western Europe 60,000 55,000 50,000 45,000 US & Canada 40,000 35,000 30,000 25,000 Eastern Europe 20,000 Middle East 15,000 South America 10,000 Australia & Oceania Africa 5,000 Central America

16 Growth in Research Articles published Indexed Source: Scopus

17 South Africa Research Emphasis Relative Activity Index Source: Scopus

18 South Africa Research Activity Index PT 00 UK USA International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base Brazil India Russia South Africa Source: Scopus

19 South Africa Quality of research papers Citation trends (FWCI) Source: Scopus

20 International Collaboration Papers with International Collaboration % % Source: Scopus data 19

21 Global research collaboration South Africa Source: Scopus Collaboration threshold = 100 publications Collaboration is mapped only on papers authored by South African researchers in the period (> 40K publications)

22 African research collaboration Source: Scopus

23 International collaboration Recent trends Source: Scopus 22

24 Citations per article International collaboration and citation impact Number of collaborating countries (where 1 = domestic) International scientific collaboration is generally acknowledged as a positive force driving national impact and prestige Domestic articles have around 3 times fewer citations per article than those with five collaborating countries Source: Scopus 23

25 International collaboration and citation impact Source: Scopus 24

26 South Africa Research Outputs Publishers Top 40 publishers of South Africa s research outputs ( ): accounted for 90% of all SA papers published include 13 South African publishers accounting for 13% of all SA papers TOP 40 PUBLISHERS of South Africa s Research Outputs (06-10) Source: Scopus 25

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